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Is the Family Photo Dead? The Meaning and Importance of Hanging Family Portraits on Your Wall


We all have easy access to cameras these days, and our phone cameras keep getting better and better! This begs the question, are family portraits obsolete? We don’t think so and neither do some of the world’s brightest minds.


That’s right! Research shows that getting family portraits up on your walls is actually important for your children’s development, plus we’ve never met a client who regretted capturing their family in a moment in time.


Family portraits can get pricey, but the good news is July is Family Focus Session season here at T.Sedore Photography! Focus Sessions with T.Sedore Photography offer the same great images in a condensed session for a fraction of the fee! The best part is we’re all about client experience! You're not a number and we're not a machine. Your photo experience matters to us and is never compromised even with Focus Session savings!


The Value of Family Portraits in Children's Development



Research-backed Benefits of Family Portraits


Enhancing Self-esteem and Self-identity


Research studies have shown that displaying family portraits in the home can have a profound impact on a child's self-esteem. When children see themselves as an integral part of a loving and supportive family unit, they develop a stronger sense of self-worth and confidence in their own abilities.


Family portraits serve as visual affirmations of a child's importance and place within the family but the truth is they don’t do any good if they’re collecting digital dust in your camera roll. Seeing their own smiling faces alongside their loved ones sends a powerful message of acceptance and validation, which contributes to a healthy self-identity.


As a client, T.Sedore Photography will take care of all the nitty gritty details for you. That means you won’t have to worry about ordering, printing or hanging your precious memories, while there are fees associated with our boutique photography experience, we know you’re busy and value more time with your family! So let us handle the details and provide you with heirloom quality products that your family will cherish forever.


Fostering a Sense of Belonging and Security


Family portraits create a sense of belonging by visually representing the bond and connection shared among family members. When children see these images prominently displayed in their home, they are reminded of the love and support that surrounds them, creating a deep sense of security and emotional well-being.


These portraits act as visual anchors, serving as constant reminders of the family's unity and strength. They provide a comforting presence, especially during times of change or uncertainty, and help children feel grounded and secure in their familial relationships.


According to David Krauss, an esteemed American psychologist and author of "Phototherapy In Mental Health," there exists a profound correlation between displaying family photographs on your walls and the overall well-being of the children residing in that home.


In his enlightening research, Krauss asserts, “I think it is really important to show a family as a family unit. It is so helpful for children to see themselves as a valued and important part…A photographer’s job is to create and make the image look like a safe holding space for kids where they are safe and protected. Kids get it on a really simple level.”


Family portraits contribute to a positive, uplifting, and warm atmosphere within the home. They serve as powerful symbols of love, togetherness, and shared experiences, nurturing a sense of belonging and security that influences a child's emotional development.



Capture Cherished Moments and Preserve Your Family History


Creating Lasting Memories for Future Generations


So you can probably guess that we don’t believe family portraits are obsolete… But there’s another piece of this puzzle that weighs heavily on me. We’re among the first generation to leave behind the physical photo album. While we love digital, we wonder how memories will be passed on through generations. Family portraits hold the remarkable ability to immortalize cherished moments and create enduring memories that can be passed down.


These captured snapshots freeze time and encapsulate the love, joy, and connections shared within a family. As the years go by, family dynamics evolve, children grow up, and loved ones may no longer be with us. Family portraits become treasured heirlooms, serving as a visual legacy that allows future generations to connect with their roots and gain a deeper understanding of their family history.


Maybe the next generation of grandparents will pass on their memories via cloud sharing but we’re holding out hope that photobooks make a big comeback!


Documenting Milestones and Growth Over Time


Family portraits act as a beautiful timeline, documenting the milestones and growth of each family member throughout the years. From the first steps of a toddler to graduations, weddings, and other significant life events, these portraits become poignant reminders of the journey a family has embarked upon together.


Looking back at these portraits, families can reflect on the experiences and challenges they have overcome, celebrating achievements and cherishing the memories that have shaped them. The visual representation of growth and transformation provides a tangible connection to the past and a source of inspiration for the future.


But you shouldn’t have to break the bank in this economy to pass on your legacy!


Overcome the Cost Barrier with Family Focus Sessions


What is a Family Focus Session?


Condensed Sessions at a Reduced Fee


Family Focus Sessions offer a practical solution to the potential cost barrier of traditional full-length sessions. These condensed sessions are designed to provide families with a more affordable option while still capturing beautiful and meaningful photographs.

By streamlining the session, we are able to offer these sessions at a reduced fee, making professional family portraits more accessible to a wider range of families.


When you book your July Family Focus Session at T.Sedore Photography you’ll get our special price of just $99. Your session includes a private appointment in the studio or outside, 1 8x10 print, 1 5x7 print, and a digital file of your favourite image from the session.


Plus receive discounted rates on sheets of prints and exclusive products are only offered with Focus sessions. Plus we offer a discounted rate on sheets of prints for these sessions.


Retaining the Quality and Experience of a Full Session


Despite their condensed nature, Family Focus Sessions ensure that the quality and essence of a full session are not compromised. Our photographers utilize their expertise to capture authentic and emotive moments, allowing families to showcase their unique connections and personalities.


These sessions may be shorter in duration, but they are carefully designed to capture the essence of the family and provide a collection of stunning portraits that reflect their bond and love.


Get the T.Sedore Photography Boutique Client Experience and Personal Touch



We Value Individualized Attention and Care


All Focus Sessions at T.Sedore Photography prioritize your client experience, offering individualized attention and care to ensure that every family member feels seen and valued. We’ll take the time to understand the unique dynamics and preferences of your family, tailoring the session to your specific needs and vision.


Our personalized approach fosters a sense of trust and collaboration between us as photographers and your family. We’re here to achieve a more relaxed and enjoyable experience for everyone involved, whether you’re a dad who got dragged along, a mom who’s at odds with your body, we’ve got you covered! From shy kids to grandparents with medical concerns like oxygen tanks we have seen and done it all. We’re confident there’s no challenge we can’t conquer on our quest to deliver you quality photos everyone will feel good about.

By fostering a comfortable and positive environment, Family Focus Sessions enable families like yours to create genuine and authentic memories, resulting in portraits that truly reflect the spirit and essence of their unique family dynamic.


Making the Decision: Why Grande Prairie Families Never Regret Family Portraits


Reflecting on the Joy and Emotional Connection Evoked by Family Portraits


Countless clients have shared their heartfelt experiences of the profound joy and emotional connection that family portraits bring to their lives. The captured moments freeze the love, laughter, and unique dynamics of the family, evoking a sense of warmth and nostalgia whenever they gaze upon the portraits.


These testimonials often highlight the ability of family portraits to transport them back to those special moments, allowing them to relive the emotions and cherished memories shared with their loved ones:


Gerry W. said, “Never taking the time to stop and take family pictures throughout my kids growing up is something I never really thought about, until I saw the family images that T.Sedore and her beautiful staff handed to me of my family and my grandchildren. Wrapped in their neat fashion, I wasn't sure I would be able to wait till I got home. Now on display in my home I can only say that they are my most prized possession in my home, and there is no price to be put on the constant smile and warmth in my heart I get when I look at them everyday... From the shimmery paper, to the ability to capture everyone in my family and their unique quirky smiles all at once. We live busy lives, it all becomes a blur of happy, sad and every other emotion. Make time with your family to create moments to look back on to remember that time of your lives, what was happening and to cherish that time in your journey. I would highly recommend this studio and everything their experience offers. I wish I would have known the importance of pictures when my kids were still little at home.”

Manish L. said, “T.sedore is my favourite place to get pictures done of my kids! Tanya is amazing with my kids and she takes the most gorgeous pictures! If you want fantastic images and products you will cherish forever, I highly recommend using T.sedore photography!”


The Gift that Keeps on Giving: Long-term Value and Impact of Hanging Family Portraits


Clients frequently express how their family portraits have become priceless treasures as the years go by. These visual representations not only document the present but also serve as a bridge to the past, creating a tangible link to family history for future generations.


The lasting impact of hanging family portraits on the walls is immeasurable. They serve as a constant reminder of the love, unity, and support that defines their family, fostering a sense of belonging and grounding them in their shared experiences. Did you know that we can help you plan and display your products too? It’s true! Ask us about these services during your viewing appointment.



There’s Always a Reason Not to Book Your Family Portrait Session


It's natural to have hesitations or doubts about investing in family portraits, such as concerns about cost, time, or personal appearance. However, I hope our client testimonials above highlight that the value and significance of capturing these moments far outweigh any initial reservations.


We promise to never share a bad photo of you and trust me, we’ve got some serious skills in capturing your good side (and maybe even your secret supermodel side 😉). I’ve been at this for more than 25 years, and with an experienced, fresh and creative team behind me there’s simply nothing we can’t achieve - including delivering you a photo of yourself and your family you love.


So let’s have some fun and make memories that will last a lifetime! When you recognize the long-term value and emotional impact of documenting your family's journey there’s simply no good reason not to book your Family Focus session this July.


Let T.Sedore Photography Do What Smart Phones Can’t


In a world where cameras are readily available and technology continues to advance, it's understandable to question the relevance of hanging family portraits on your walls. However, we firmly believe that family portraits are far from obsolete, and we are not alone in this belief.


Research backs up this sappy, sentimental photographer showing that family portraits play a vital role in children's development, enhancing their self-esteem, self-identity, and sense of belonging. Portraying your family as a unit, creating a safe space for children to see themselves as valued and cherished is worth your time and attention.


While cost can be a barrier, our Family Focus Sessions are here to save your wallet this July! These condensed sessions offer the same quality and experience as full sessions at a reduced fee, making professional family portraits more accessible to all. We prioritize your client experience, valuing individualized attention and ensuring a meaningful and enjoyable photo session and timeless final images.


We promise to address your concerns, deliver quality photos you'll love, and make the experience enjoyable for everyone involved. Let us take care of the details while you focus on creating lasting memories with your loved ones.


So, is the family photo dead? Absolutely not.


Family portraits hold immense meaning and importance, serving as visual affirmations of love, unity, and shared experiences. Embrace the significance of family portraits and book your Family Focus session this July.


Together, let's create memories that will last a lifetime and beyond. Call the studio at 780-978-7875 to book now!


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